IT, Data Centers & Cybersecurity

From quantum computing and modeling & simulation to hyperscale data centers and AI, you’ll find the talent and reliable infrastructure you need in Florida. 

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Florida’s IT industry is ready for tomorrow

1st for submarine fiber landings in U.S.

3rd state for high-tech employment growth

4th most data center locations in the U.S.

3rd most fiber miles among U.S. states

4th for high-tech employment in the U.S.

237,000+ IT workforce

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Our numbers add up

The Tax Foundation ranks Florida No. 1 in the Southeast U.S. and No. 4 in the nation on business tax-friendliness. With no individual income tax and low corporate tax rates, you can focus on investing in your business in Florida.

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Be an industry leader here

With a top-ranked higher education system and an infrastructure built for innovation, Florida will keep your company ahead of what’s next.


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Big data meets big savings

Florida is one of only four states that exempts electricity sales tax, offering cost-effective locations to operate your data center.

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Affordable rates & incentives

FPL electric rates are 41% below the national average with negotiable incentives designed to attract new investments to the Sunshine State.

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Advanced smart grid technology

FPL uses advanced sensors to quickly identify outages and has installed more than 120,000 smart devices on the electric grid to improve service.

Additional Resources

Enterprise Florida

The state of Florida's principal economic development organization, focused on private-sector job creation, international trade and more.

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The Florida Center for Cybersecurity

Also known as Cyber Florida, the Center was created to help Florida become a national leader in cybersecurity education, academic and practical research, and community outreach and engagement.

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The Florida High Tech Corridor  

A 23-county region spanning from Florida’s Sun Coast to Space Coast, The Corridor is a place where research and innovation thrive.

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CareerSource Florida

Florida's statewide workforce policy and investment board, helping connect businesses with the talented workforce and training needed to succeed and grow.

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News Room

Mar 31, 2022
4 min

The state of Florida added more tech companies than any other state in the nation in 2021, according to a new report published by CompTIA, a top trade associate of the IT sector. Driven by rising prices and unfavorable tax regulations, tech companies flocked to The Sunshine State, landing in cities like Miami, Orlando, and Jacksonville. According to the report, Florida added 2,715 tech businesses last year, placing ahead of previously known tech hubs like California and North Carolina.

Full story at The Capitolist
Jan 07, 2022
10 min

Miami has always showcased its diverse culture and nightlife. With beaches and bars and beautiful people galore, the ‘capital of Latin America’ is a well-established destination to let loose and have fun. While this reputation has made Miami rich, generating over $1.5bn in tourism tax annually, the city – and South Florida more widely – has traditionally felt a long distance, both physically and culturally, from the tech hubs found on the Pacific west coast. However, with the pandemic disrupting traditional enterprise models, Miami is suddenly the buzz location for tech investment. Over the past 18 months, hundreds of companies, from cryptocurrency to digital marketing, have set up shop. Last year, the city witnessed more than $970m in venture funding, up from just $135m in 2016.

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Aug 30, 2021
1 min

Miami beat out rivals like New York City and Austin, Texas on Forbes' new ranking of emerging technology hubs in the U.S. The one metro it couldn't surpass? Tampa.

More at Forbes
Dec 19, 2021
5 min

The cryptocurrency craze continues as American cities are now racing for the title of "crypto capital." Miami is leading the way to becoming the central hub with different initiatives involving residents while forging the way with the first CityCoin. Miamicoin, generated by CityCoins, will result in yield for all Miami residents, allowing people to invest in the city by purchasing tokens.

Full story at Fox Business
Dec 22, 2021
5 min

2021 was a banner year for South Florida's tech sector. Miami-area startups not only attracted record venture capital investments this year; The region also became a hub for the emerging cryptocurrency industry and saw homegrown companies like Papa reach unicorn status with billion-dollar-plus valuations.

More at South Florida Business Journal
Feb 09, 2022
5 min

Grover, the electronics rental marketplace, has joined a cavalcade of tech firms descending on Miami to base its US operations. The German company, which raised $1 billion last summer, opened its US headquarters in the city this week, just a few months after launching operations in the US. The Florida city has emerged as a destination of choice for many start-ups and entrepreneurs, eschewing the well-worm environs of Silicon Valley, including European start-ups looking for their US base of operations.

Full story at Forbes
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